Coutts' neighbours will have enough water – scientist

Coutts' neighbours will have enough water – scientist
Russell Coutts' unhappy neighbours say the application is primarily to irrigate his private golf course at their expense.
Paul McBeth
Neighbouring properties to Russell Coutts’ private golf course near Arrowtown will have enough water to meet their existing needs, but a water scientist questions whether a nearby septic tank undermines the quality of that drinking water.Water scientist Matt Hickey said the application by BSTGT, the trustee of Barley Station Glencoe Trust, and the neighbouring McQuilkin family to renew and amalgamate their water permits will preserve the rights downstream by adopting a cut-off condition immediately above the scheme when water flows are lo...

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